Wine, the Vine, and the Cellar by Thomas G. Shaw

Wine, the Vine, and the Cellar by Thomas G. Shaw

175.00

Bacchus Press nd (1992), Baltimore, 1992. Hardcover. Facsimile edition. xv, 540, (24 index) pages. Octavo. One of 500 copies. A very attractively bound facsimile edition of the 1864 second edition (expanded and considerably revised from the 1863 first edition), printed on acid-free paper and retaining the folding plates that appeared in the original. Shaw was a Scottish wine merchant who was almost single-handedly credited with bringing about a reduction in the tax on wine coming into Great Britain and Ireland. Andre Simon called this title "one of the most interesting books we have on the subject." A must have for any serious wine collector. [GABLER G38330] - (referring to the second edition). Full Burgundy bonded leather gilt. Fine.

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